Post Tagged with: "Bloomberg"

The Verge: Apple Reportedly Considering Buying Beats for $3.2 Billion
/ May 8, 2014 3:49 pm
The Verge: Apple Reportedly Considering Buying Beats for $3.2 Billion

The Verge reports that, according to a new report from The Financial Times, Apple is reportedly negotiating the purchase of Beats for $3.2 billion. According to the report the deal would include both Beats Music, the streaming service, as well as the part of the company that produces headphones and speakers. Read More

Apple Integrates 3 New Channels to Apple TV
/ April 22, 2014 5:50 pm
Apple Integrates 3 New Channels to Apple TV

YahooTech reports that Apple has integrated three new channels into its Apple TV offerings. Courtesy of A&E Networks, cable subscribers can now copy apps for A&E, Lifetime, and The History Channel. The only catch is that the sources supported in today’s rollout are partial to Verizon FiOS, DirecTV, and Cablevision Optimum. Read More

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Line Targeting One Billion Users Of Messaging App By 2015
/ April 14, 2014 4:28 pm
Line Targeting One Billion Users Of Messaging App By 2015

Bloomberg reports that Line Corp., the operator of the most-popular mobile messaging app in Japan, plans to double its users to more than 1 billion globally by next year, according to its CEO Akira Morikawa who made the comment at a conference in Tokyo last week. . Read More

Sony Plans to Sell Gracenote Audio-Recognition Service
/ December 19, 2013 2:22 pm
Sony Plans to Sell Gracenote Audio-Recognition Service

Bloomberg reports that Sony Corporation is looking to sell its audio-recognition software business, Gracenote, which has annual revenue in the $100 million to $200 million range. Sony acquired Gracenote in 2008 for $260 million. The company provides software that allows Apple iTunes and other digital retailers to recognize songs using metadata. The company also works with the television industry, assisting marketers to target advertisements based on demographics. Read More

AllThingsD Founders to Launch New Venture with NBCUniversal
/ December 10, 2013 9:13 am
AllThingsD Founders to Launch New Venture with NBCUniversal

The founders of popular technology blog AllThingsD have signed a deal to launch a competing news and conference business with NBCUniversal, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher announced their planned departure from parent News Corp. in September. They are expected to bring their current staff to the yet-to-be-named venture, which they will control as majority investors. . Read More

Intel Looking to Sell Online Pay TV Service for $500 Million
/ November 26, 2013 2:23 pm
Intel Looking to Sell Online Pay TV Service for $500 Million

Intel, the Santa Clara-based chip-making giant, is looking to sell its online pay TV service, OnCue, for about $500 million, Bloomberg reported, citing anonymous sources with knowledge of the situation. Possible buyers reportedly include Verizon Communications, Samsung Electronics and Liberty Global. Bloomberg said that Intel is looking to finalize a deal by year's end. Read More

Bloomberg News: Apple Sells Record 9 Million IPhones in Debut Weekend
/ September 23, 2013 10:28 am
Bloomberg News: Apple Sells Record 9 Million IPhones in Debut Weekend

Bloomberg News reports that Apple Inc. (AAPL:US) sold 9 million iPhones over the weekend close to doubling its previous sales record and "alleviating investor concern about a prolonged slump" at one of the world’s largest technology companies. . Read More

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